Country – Region: Scotland – Speyside Distillery:Benromach Type: Single Malt Age: 9 Cask:First Fill Bourbon ABV: 46.0% Proof: 92
Nose: 67 ppm (parts per million) peat shows itself on the nose. After aeration vanilla, oak, orange and lychee notes are well expressed. Even though peat is powerful, it is real fun to observe the harmony it has with other aromas.
Palate: Blood orange is dominant when we talk about the palate. Grassy notes with smoke and licorice are also existent with a delicate presentation. Right amount of peat, joy to feel it. Chewing it in the mouth. That’s great!
Finish: Long and warm. Peat Smoke is great at this very point. You first feel the fruity trace at the back as toasted oak and smoke notes get intense.
Peated Speyside whiskies are shining again after almost a century. Glenlivet Nadurra, Balvenie Peat Week, Glenfiddich Fire & Cane are some examples. However, Benromach Peat Smoke came to the market prior to these expressions and showed a successful character.
Benromach Peat Smoke 2005 has a high ppm level of 67. The very first smell gives you the suggestion that it is gonna be a long and peaty one. However, after some air, orange and exotic fruits appears and blows your mind. On the palate, blood orange, grapefruit zest and peat are successfully blending together. This harmony is just one of the reasons why I loved this whisky.
The finish is pleasent, warm and long. Just the thing we need for the snowy İstanbul on this January day.